"One day there will be a telephone in every major city in the USA"
Alexander Graham Bell, c1880
"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us"
Memo at Western Union, 1878
"I think there will be a world market for as many as five computers"
Thomas Watson Head of IBM, 1943
"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons"
Popular Mechanics, 1949
"I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year"
Editor of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957
"The world potential market for copying machines is 5000 at most" IBM, to the eventual founders of Xerox, saying the photocopier had
no market large enough to justify production, 1959
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home"
Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977
"We will never make a 32 bit operating system" Bill Gates
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